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‘China’s Taiwan’: Beijing’s defence minister rails against ‘smearing and interfering’ US

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China will “fight to the very end” to stop Taiwan from declaring independence, the country’s defence minister has vowed in a speech amid his counterparts from other countries including the United States. “We will figh...

Beijing’s rhetoric in spotlight as Taiwan condemns California shooting

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Taiwan’s president has condemned the deadly shooting at a Taiwanese church in California by a man reportedly driven by hatred of the self-governing island, where debate about cross-strait tensions has intensified alon...

China expands Covid testing to almost all of Beijing’s 22 million residents

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Beijing has swiftly expanded its Covid-19 mass testing from one district this week to most of the city of nearly 22 million, adding to expectations of an imminent lockdown similar to Shanghai’s. The Chinese capital be...

Keeping the Olympics Covid-free: life inside Beijing’s ‘closed loop’ bubble

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Before Zhang Hua goes down for breakfast, he puts on a mask and rubber gloves. He leaves his hotel room and walks through halls while keeping a safe distance from others. Then he boards a specially commissioned bus dr...